Brian Ward is Lecturer in American History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne .; This book is intended for american studies, American history postwar social and cultural history, political history, Black history, Race and Ethnic studies and Cultural studies together with the general trade music.
'a very fine book on rhythm and blues and the sum of factual material amassed by its author is simply phenomenal and deserves recognition.'- American Studies Network Jury
'Ultimately, Just My Soul Responding suceeds at many levels. Its subtle grasp of the lyrical concerns of the music is bolstered by Ward's impressive grasp pf tje symbolism of musical performance … and rounded out by a torough display of contextualisation and historical exposition.' - Immigrants and Minorities